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Keeping it Real: Simulation Training in Child Welfare

Simulation training recreates real-life conditions to prepare child welfare workers and students for interactions with families and critical partners in child welfare work. The Center for States Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative has produced a series of videos with firsthand accounts of simulation experiences, its benefits, and key considerations based on lessons learned. The videos present perspectives from program developers, trainers, participants, agency leaders, and other individuals familiar with simulation training in Illinois, USA.

Questions explored in the videos, include:

  • What Does the Simulation Experience Look Like?
  • How Does Simulation Support Workforce Development?
  • What Are Key Considerations in Developing Simulation Efforts?

The series also inlcudepublications with more detailed information and tips on simulation training, these include:

Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative
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